For those who speak fluent sarcasm, the title of this blog should read accurately. For those that have a morbid curiosity concerning me and my problems, hate to disappoint :) because! it is in fact, not a rough life! Tomorrow I will be heading to the Seattle Center to buy some Cotton Candy for a photo shoot, take photos of the carousel then I am going to find a little wedding chapel I never new existed that looks incredibly bizarre right in White Center. Then if I have time I will be going to a local casino to take photos for my wheel of fortune piece. Sounds like tomorrow will be a good day in my estimation.
I'm enjoying working like a maniac on the Tarot Deck and all new pieces that I'm hoping to show somewhere in October once finished. I have completed 3 new pieces and have about 7 more almost there. A lot of what needs to be done is the location shooting which I had almost forgot can be one of the best parts about being a photographer. Just going out and taking samples of what you see. Last week I went to the Old Curiosity Shop on the water to take pictures of all their vintage arcade games and had an amazing time doing so and with that I leave you with a photo from last week and thanks for reading.
For the last year or so I have been working on a Dark Americana Tarot Deck, hoping to finish it.....welll a long time ago. I think I just didn't quite realize just how much work was going to have to go into this and how long it would take. Honestly I have only done about 20 pieces in the last year anyway. I finally have time to really devote to finishing it but I'm feeling overwhelmed by the work load being so heavy....there is no end in sight!
Pictured is a sample of the deck and the way it would read. Not only am I doing all the artwork I'm also writing the description for the cards.
Even though there are a million other stories I want to tell with this deck and a lack of ideas isn't really the problem. I'm considering simplifying the deck so that the designs for the minor arcana (the bulk of the deck) are less complex therefore making the deck more accessible to all a lot sooner. I'm also afraid the longer this takes me the more I'm losing genuine interest! Even a classical deck has simplified minor arcana.
I'm going to give the whole idea some thought and continue to finish the major arcana. I ALMOST have all of it sketched out. Once that's done I'll be inviting participants over to my place to model :) and it will be a big celebration for a variety of reasons but mostly....the completion of a BIG part of a BIG project. Let me know what you think, feedback is MORE than appreciated. I don't want to be driving blind towards ya :)
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